You worked hard for your company. Then, you got hurt on the job.
Your mind is racing. What do you when you can’t provide for you and your family like you once did?
Worker’s compensation benefits are meant for people in your position. Most employers in Washington are required to have industrial insurance coverage, too. Many provide it through the Department of Labor & Industries (L&I), while others are self-insured.
The process of getting these benefits can often be messy, unfortunately. Sometimes the insurance company won’t give you the benefits you need. In worse cases, you can get wholly denied.
Know this: there’s a way to stand up for your rights. An experienced workers’ comp attorney can help you file an initial claim or appeal a denial.
At Bothwell & Hamill, we see this happen far too often. We don’t like it when hardworking Washingtonians get unfairly denied the financial security they need—and deserve—in a tough time.
If you’re in Central Washington and curious about how to start your L&I claim, or if you’ve been denied and don’t know where to go from here, give us a call.Get in Touch! »
After a work injury, it’s understandable to be confused about your options.
Here’s what you need do immediately after your work accident:
The process diverts from there depending on if your employer has their insurance through L&I or is self-insured. If it’s the former, your doctor can begin you claim after you receive medical help. If your employer’s self-insured, you’ll need to file the paperwork yourself.
Here’s what you’ll be eligible for if you win benefits:
We know this can be a lot to process. We can help you get started and answer any questions you have. And we’ll even evaluate your case on our dime.
It should be simple, right? You were a trustworthy, honest employee who gave great effort day in and day out for your company.
Then, you got hurt doing just that. Now, your company—or their insurer—doesn’t want to give that same support back to you.
Denials can happen in a few ways:
You can appeal any one of these scenarios. At Bothwell & Hamill, we know the confusing rules and regulations when it comes to workers’ compensation benefits. And we know how to give you the best chance at winning the support you need.
If you’re in Yakima, Kennewick, Sunnyside, Spokane, Richland, Ellensburg, Wenatchee, Walla Walla or anywhere in Central Washington, contact us today to get your case started.Talk to Us. »